To Have or Not To Have Genetic Testing?

To Have or Not To Have Genetic Testing?

We asked previvors on Twitter, "What would you like to say to the person on the fence about whether or not to have genetic testing?" Here's what they had to say. It's not painful. You'll get so much out of it (the answer). You're strong enough to find out and move...

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Sue Friedman, Founder of FORCE, Shares Her Story

Sue Friedman, Founder of FORCE, Shares Her Story

Sue Friedman is the Founder and the Executive Director of FORCE: Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered, a national non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of those with hereditary breast, ovarian, and related cancers. Sue has been a well-known leader in...

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Who Should Consider BRCA Testing?

Who Should Consider BRCA Testing?

BRCA-Related Breast and/or Ovarian Cancer syndrome, previously known as Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer (HBOC) syndrome, is a well-known hereditary cancer syndrome characterized by increased risk for breast, ovarian, prostate, and pancreatic cancers. Melanoma and...

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Too Young to Have Colon Cancer?

Too Young to Have Colon Cancer?

The vast majority of people who are diagnosed with colon cancer are over the age of 50. In fact, the average age of colon cancer diagnoses in the United States is 68 for men and 72 for women. However, colon cancer can and does occur in people in their teens, twenties,...

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Genetic Counseling Toolkit for Students

Genetic Counseling Toolkit for Students

Interested in becoming a genetic counselor? Not sure where to start? We have you covered! Check out the resources below to learn more about the field and prepare for applications. Considering a Career in Genetic Counseling: What to Know, Read and Listen To Basics of...

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The Importance of Genetic Counseling

The Importance of Genetic Counseling

Ellen Matloff, president and CEO of My Gene Counsel, was recently interviewed by Chené Murphy for DNAWeekly.com. What is the story behind founding My Gene Counsel? My co-founder, Danielle Bonadies, and I are genetic counselors who ran the Cancer Genetic Counseling...

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A Genomic Medicine Perspective on the COVID-19 Response

A Genomic Medicine Perspective on the COVID-19 Response

Over the past few months, we have watched the world struggle to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. As with many things, there are lessons to be learned from genomic medicine. For example, through the genetic lens, we can equate virus transmission to heritability,...

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Six Women Who Impacted Genetics

Six Women Who Impacted Genetics

Nettie Stevens (1861-1912, American) discovered that a fetus’s sex is determined by chromosomes contributed by the parents during conception. Previously, it was believed that the environmental factors during conception determined sex.

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Lessons Learned from COVID-19 about Digital Health Tools

Lessons Learned from COVID-19 about Digital Health Tools

We are experiencing unprecedented times, as the impact of COVID-19 has challenged our daily lives, our families, our communities, and our businesses. On behalf of My Gene Counsel, we hope you are staying well and staying home, and we especially want to thank all of...

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